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Sep 17, 2017 - September 17, 2017 – Higginsville, Missouri

September 17, 2017 – Higginsville, Missouri It was raining when I went to be last night, and it was raining when I got up. It rained most of the morning. It cleared off this afternoon, and I was able to open the windows and enjoy the fresh air. I made my reservation for the park in Lee’s Summit. I got the last space with full hook-ups. I’m going to stay here tomorrow as it is supposed to rain. I’ll go up there on Tuesday. I’ll get organized on Wednesday and start on the storage unit on Thursday. I’ll be in Lee’s Summit until the 1st of...

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Sep 16, 2017 - September 16, 2017 – Higginsville, Houstonia, and Sweet Springs, Missouri

September 16, 2017 – Higginsville, Houstonia, and Sweet Springs, Missouri I worked on editing pictures this morning. This afternoon, I went to Warrensburg to Alewell’s to buy some pork chops. From there I went on to Houstonia to the cemetery. I put new flowers on Mom, Dad, and on my baby brother’s grave. I also put flowers on my grandfather’s grave and on Nadine’s grave. I’m named for my Aunt Nadine who died from a burst appendix when she was only 13. I drove by the place where my grandparent’s house had been. It is now a cornfield. I drove...

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Sep 15, 2017 - September 15, 2017 – Sikeston to Higginsville, Missouri

September 15, 2017 – Sikeston to Higginsville, Missouri I got a reasonably early start this morning. It was a nice day for driving. When I hooked up this morning, my turn signals on the car weren’t working, and therefore, the stop lights aren’t working either I would guess. Since I can’t step on the brake pedal and be outside to see if the tail light are working, I can only surmise that they aren’t. I hope I don’t get a ticket before I make it to Emporia to have Carl fix it. I got through St. Louis without any trouble. I made it here to...

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Aug 9, 2017 - We're Not in Kansas Anymore

We left Kansas on Wednesday and headed east. Our route took us along US 56 and US 50 with a brief stint on I35/335. We ended the day at the Great Escapes RV Park in Higginsville, MO just off of I70. After we got settled in we deiced to go out to dinner to the nearby Acadian Moon Brewery & Winery. Unfortunately, the kitchen closed at 6:00PM and we didn't get there until 6:20. Since we hadn't had any lunch, we decided not to stay for wine and beer tasting on an empty stomach. Brian, the owner, recommended a place in Higginsville called the...

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Jul 19, 2016 - Just a night's stop

July 19, 2016 Fueled up this morning at only $2.299 per gal. However the mpg were lower, last fill up was on a slope so did not get the tank full. Rolling landscape , trees, green grass, little blue flowers. Fields and fields and fields of corn, Planning on stopping at Camping World and getting the guard for the car. We have given up on the bra, it is too much trouble and is ruining the paint on the car. It will need to be repainted after this trip. Temps will be high again today, low 90’s. Add another state, we are now in Missouri, just...

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May 5, 2014 - Terre Haute, IN to Higginsville, MO

Monday, 5-May – Terre Haute, IN to Higginsville, MO Trip miles: 366 miles Route taken: I-70 W → I-270 W (north beltway around St. Louis) -> I-70W → MO-13 Average Gas mileage: 24 mpg Weather: sunny, windy and hot (87F by afternoon) Destination: Great Escape RV Park in Higginsville, MO Notable stops: - Missouri Welcome Center at Illinois/Missouri State Line It didn't rain last night or early this morning after all so the night at the Hampton Inn felt like quite an extravagance. By the time we packed up, took advantage of the free breakfast...

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May 11, 2013 - Saturday in Higginsville

We found out that the campground's WIFI doesn't work very well, but I have the ability to turn my iPad into a WIFI hotspot with its 4G, so we are still able to play with our tech toys. At breakfast each day, we read the Denver newspaper with our tablets. We also have Dish's Sling, so we can tap into our home DVR and watch live and taped shows. What'll they think of next? We went to a truck stop at our exit this morning after breakfast, and found that they have everything imaginable for truckers there. They even have hats with fake hair (see...

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May 10, 2013 - Higginsville, MO

We decided to drive extra long today, so we could make it east of Kansas City. We are about 50 miles east of KC. This campground is just off of I-70, so it is quite noisy. But we are so used to highway noise, that we barely hear it. And highway noise is much easier to take than train horns! This campground is a nice surprise. We were just looking for a place to rest for a couple of days. This place sits on about 5 acres of grass with woods, trails, and 2 stocked lakes. We just got back from walking the dogs, and Mojo is trying to recover...

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Oct 18, 2012 - October 17-18, 2012 – Emporia, Kansas

October 17-18, 2012 – Emporia, Kansas October 17 – I took the coach in this morning. He got the LED lights put in for me. He was surprised at how bright they were. One of the LEDs replaced 2 of the fluorescents. They are bright enough that they cast shadows on the floor. The switches for the slides have not come in so I’ll have to wait for them. I talked to Carl about the hitch on the motor home and the base plate on the car. The base plate is mounted crooked, and I backed into a post and damaged the hitch on the coach. He is going to see...

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Oct 13, 2012 - October 13, 2012 – Longwood, Missouri

October 13, 2012 – Longwood, Missouri Today was the Lord’s Acre Day Sale at the Longwood Presbyterian Church. It was a stormy, rainy day, but they still managed to have a good crowd. There were not as many items to auction this year as in years past. This has been a hard year for farmers because of the drought. Except for the quilt which the ladies of the church made, prices were generally lower than they have been in the past. I got 7 quarts of homemade vegetable soup for $18 per quart. Last year I had to pay $32 per quart. I bought 3...

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Oct 12, 2012 - October 12, 2012 – Liberty, Weston and Blue Springs, Missouri

October 12, 2012 – Liberty, Weston and Blue Springs, Missouri I think I’ve now seen all the Jesse James stuff in this area. The bank which Jesse James robbed in the 1st daylight bank robbery in the US is located on one corner of the square in Liberty. It is now a museum. I went to William Jewell College which is just a few blocks from there and had never really paid any attention to it. When I got back in the car, the check engine light came on. I used my GPS to find the local Chevy dealer. I got there just at noon when everyone had gone to...

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Oct 11, 2012 - October 11, 2012 – Lawson, Excelsior Springs, Kearney and Plattsburg, Missouri

October 11, 2012 – Lawson, Excelsior Springs, Kearney and Plattsburg, Missouri Today I went to Watkins Mill State Park. Waltus Watkins was born in 1806 in Kentucky. By the time he was 22 he was a weaver, a master machinist and foreman of a mill in Frankfort, Kentucky. While there, he also served as the machinist on one of the 1st steam locomotives to run in the US. In 1830, he moved to Liberty, Missouri where he set up the 1st carding and spinning mill and the 1st circular sawmill in the county as well as a gristmill. In 1839, he sold his...

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